I have a flip type shut off valve mounted at the bottom of my Ford 960 gas tank. It's a 55 model tractor, and the flip valve is leaking. I've got it apart, but had to sort of bend the valve plate to get our the valve piece. I'm assuming that this is to be servicable, but not sure how. One person said to fill the valve section with solder and put a shut off down stream between tank and carb. Any thoughts? Can I just clean out the bore from the old shut off and fill with plumbers solder? I'm a little concerned that valve lever and flat flange is damaged from disassembly. Servicing may not be a good idea.
Somebody said this is a valve for corn picking to allow rapid shut off??
Maybe just an old model?
Any advice, thanks in advance!